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Anglo American is placing a contrarian bet on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

Anglo American (AAL.L) is moving against the grain when it comes to predictions about precious metal demand for the future. While many major mining companies, like Glencore (GLEN.L) and Rio Tinto (RIO.AX) (RIO.L) are focusing on the precious metals of lithium-ion batteries, Anglo American seems to stay headstrong in their production of platinum. There is a large push for low-emission transport vehicles in North America, Europe, and China, which suggests a decreased demand for platinum, largely used in diesel vehicles. Against this trend, CEO of Anglo American, Mark Cutifani, believes that both platinum and palladium will play major roles in hybrid...

New battery that can isolate solid carbon from gaseous carbon dioxide.

Just last week, it was published in Joule that scientists have designed a battery that can isolate solid carbon from gaseous carbon dioxide. The design of this battery was intended for a lithium-CO2 battery, and researchers discovered its carbon fixation ability when they tried to recharge a prototype for a lithium-CO2 battery. In recharging, lithium ions and CO2 are regenerated from the lithium carbonate and carbon produced during discharge. However, in this case, the lithium carbonate decomposed and yielded additional carbon and oxygen gas. They see this as a possible approach to fixing carbon in a stable form that is easy to dispose of. This...

Our Rebranding is Complete

We are pleased to announce that we have successfully completed our rebranding and now fully operational as emewCorporation.  This change is part of our deliberate strategy to emphasize the strength of our diversified clean technology toolkit and ongoing commitment to environmental remediation, fluid treatment, and metal production. As we embark on this next phase of growth, emewCorporation would like to thank our loyal clients, partners, and collaborators for your ongoing support and look forward to a mutually beneficial and productive future with you....

Tin – The Best Performing Commodity in 2016

Tin is one of the major soldering ingredients used in electronic components today since it is more environmentally friendly than lead. For example, every iPhone has approximately 1-3 grams of tin, which makes it one of the biggest metal sources used by Apple. Unfortunately, it is difficult to recycle tin to its original purity and therefore mining of the virgin metal is required. As the demand for tin grows, prices for the metal reached a multi-year high and will most likely continue to rise. Tin has been the best performing commodity in 2016 catching the attention of resource investors. The price...

Copper is exploding. Trump’s surprise win affects the market.

President-elect Donald Trump promised to rejuvenate the American economy by focusing on infrastructure development. Millions of people are expected to be employed in a five-year building plan. Shortly after his acceptance speech the price of Copper spiked representing the biggest two-day gain in the last five years. Construction requires Copper and a lot of it. Resource companies such as Glencore, Rio Tinto, and Anglo American already gained reaching 16-month highs on Bloomberg World Mining Index. Nickel, Zinc, Lead, and Tin were not left behind and prices for these metals are also trending up....

Today’s election in the US brings uncertainty to the metals markets

It may not be entirely obviously but today's election in the US also brings uncertainty to the metals markets. In the last 6 days, silver prices climbed over 6% and remained somewhat steady today, just above $18. Silver prices are expected to be higher if Donald Trump will be elected (around $24) as opposed to Hillary Clinton ($22). It seems that regardless of who is going to win the presidential race silver prices are expected to climb. ETF Securities forecast that silver prices are expected to trade between $22 and $24 next year as a result of the focus of...

The reliance for copper will exceed that for oil

It is expected that the demand for copper will be higher than for oil as the world advances towards electric cars. While regular combustion engine cars contain about 20kg of copper, electric cars require around 80kg of copper most of which is used in the battery (roughly 1/3 of total copper weight). Considering the ever increasing number of electric cars in the world, we can expect as many as 140 million electric vehicles on the road by 2035. This is equivalent to 11 million tonnes of copper.  Currently, the world production of refined copper is just under 20 million tonnes. ...